services within the recently launched Turkcell-im portal. Being Turkey’s leading mobile operator, it’s nice to have a partnership with other strong brands such as Warner Bros.”
“Turkey is a burgeoning mobile market,” said Billy Wright, VP of Global Wireless,
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “As the leading mobile telecommunications company
in Turkey, Turkcell is positioned to give Warner Bros. Entertainment maximum visibility as we premier mobile content featuring such beloved and iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Bugs Bunny and many more.”
Initially, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will provide Turkcell with games, ring tones, screensavers, alerts, mobile applications and short form video based on its popular brands, including Superman Returns, Batman, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.
Turkcell is the leading GSM operator in Turkey with 29.8 million post-paid and pre-paid customers as of June 30, 2006 operating in a three player market with a market share of approximately 62% as of March 31, 2006 (Source: Telecommunication Authority). In addition to the high-quality wireless telephone services, Turkcell currently offers General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) countrywide and Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution
(EDGE) in dense areas, which provide for both improved data and voice services.
Turkcell provides roaming with 534 operators in 193 countries as of August 24,
2006. Serving a large subscriber base in Turkey with its high-quality wireless telephone network, Turkcell reported US$4,528 million net revenues as of December 31, 2005 (in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards). Turkcell has interests in international GSM operations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Northern Cyprus and Ukraine. Turkcell has been listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and the ISE (Istanbul Stock Exchange) since July 2000 and is the only NYSE listed company in Turkey. 51.00% of Turkcell’s share capital is held by Turkcell Holding, 13.29% by Cukurova Group, 13.07%, by Sonera Holding, 5.07% by M.V. Group and 0.01% by others while the remaining 17.56% is free float.